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The Fore offers unrestricted funding and strategic support to small charities and social enterprises across the UK. It aims to make grants that will have a transformational impact by enabling them to grow, become more sustainable, more efficient, or take some other major step forward toward achieving their goals. Among other partners, The Fore is being supported until July 2019 by £1.3 million of National Lottery funding thanks to a partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Charities and community groups will get £20 million of new funding to help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness

Have your say on the Charity Digital Code of Practice

Charities from across the UK are invited to contribute to the UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year. The code, which will aim to help charities improve their digital skills and increase their take up of digital activity, is being funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. It will be voluntary and free to access, please do join in and take part in the consultation to inform the Code’s development.

The next HealthNet meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 19th July at 10.00 a.m. We do hope you can join us, we have our guest presenter visiting from Public Health,Yusef Meah the Public Health Commissioning Specialist from Sunderland City Council.

The meetings take place at IMPACT NE, 1 Moor Terrace, Hendon, Sunderland

If you are a Health and Social Care VCSE organisation Based in Sunderland and would like to meet other VCSE groups and organsiations, why not come along and join in the conversation.

Our annual funding fair took place yesterday and was a resounding success. With twenty four organisations and nine funders in attendance in attendance there was a lot of positive conversations taking place. 

A big thanks to all involved the day ran smoothly and overall, feedback from the event was very positive about, venue choice, information received before hand, choice of funders etc.  We look forward to sharing lots of good news stories of funding success soon

Universal Credit Key Messages

1 x introduction

1 x set of facts

5 x themes with some important notes and reminder against each- the top/key issues

  • Universal Credit-Get ready
  • Universal Credit - Claim it
  • Universal Credit- Talk about it
  • Universal Credit- Manage it
  • Universal Credit- Get help

These can be used and adapted into several formats e.g. posters, web content etc. by all of the relevant partners and will also form the basis of the Councils comms strategy

Grace House are seeking a Reception Volunteer - (Hours preferably - Thursday morning 9 am - 12.30 and Thursday afternoon 12.30- 4pm )

Dear Members,

The next HealthNet meeting is scheduled forThursday 14th June at 10.00 a.m. We do  hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting where we have a presentation from IMPACT NE.

IMPACT NE, 1 Moor Terrace, Hendon, Sunderland 

If you are  a Health and Social Care VCSE organisation Based in Sunderland and would like to meet other VCSE groups and organsiations, why not come along and join in the conversation. 

VCAS ANNUAL FUNDING FAIR - Thursday 21st June 2018 -  12.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. At St David’s Community Church, Anthony Road, Farringdon,  Sunderland SR3 3EL

Bookings are now being taken for Sunderland VCSE Groups and Organisations!

VCAS hosted their annual Volunteer fair in Volunteer week, to showcase the many volunteering opportunities available throughout the city, it was an ideal opportunity for people to come and chat to lots of amazing charities who came and pitched their stalls and gave up their busy afternoons.